Author: Tracey-Garvis Graves
Publisher: Dutton Adult
Published: (scheduled) September 17th, 2013
Source: review copy/Netgalley
Claire Canton is married to Chris. There marriage was good, until Chris was downsized and everything changed. After a long time unemployed, Chris is offered a job far away from home. He ends up traveling a lot. Claire is lonely. She finds solace in a friendship she forms with a police officer, Daniel Rush.
Just like her other book, I wasn’t quite sure how I would feel about this subject matter. I have to say Tracey Garvis-Graves writes excellent characters. I felt like all of the characters, major and minor, are well written and thought out. The secondary characters live their own lives. They aren’t just written as a side note to the main characters. I really enjoyed their stories. I could see all side of the story. I loved the way the story was handled.
There are points in the story where you want to scream at the main characters. At least I thought that, and times when you feel for each of them. That is a sign of a good writer.
I also want to take a point to talk about the book cover. So, so gorgeous.
The biggest hiccup with this book is it deals with real subject matter. A lot of the book is talking about the drama of real life. It touches on marriage problems, money matters, drinking, and more. Some people might think that it drags on. I did feel like something was missing. Although I think that may have more to do with how much I really liked On The Island and less to do with this story. I had really high expectations. That being said I would definitely recommend this book.
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